|Indenor Diesel Engines|
The Indenor Diesel engine was first used in industrial applications and in the Peugeot 403 in the late 1950s. In the 1960s the Indenor XD88 1948cc Diesel engine became available in the Peugeot 404 and the Hotchkiss Jeep. In the 1970s the XD88 was available in the 504 as well as the 2112cc XD90 and the 2304cc XD2. The XD2 was the first version of the Indenor Diesel engine which did not use removable cylinder liners. In the late 1970s a turbocharged version of the XD2 became available in the Peugeot 604. The naturally aspirated XD2 was also available in the 505 from the time of its release in 1979 and in the Ford Sierra during the 1980s. In the very early 1980s the turbocharged XD2 became available in the 505. In the early 1980s a 2.5 litre version of the Indenor Diesel engine became available. The 2.5 litre 505 GTD Turbodiesel, released in the mid 1980s, had very good performance for a Diesel car, at the time. The XD2 is still in production and used in the latest version of the 504 assembled in Nigeria and Kenya. The XD90 is built under licence by Mahindra in India and used in their Jeeps.
Modifying for Higher Power and Torque
The best way of achieving higher outputs from a diesel engine is through using a high turbo boost, a good intercooler system, and having the injection pump recalibrated to suit.